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Steven C. Turner practices primarily in the areas of commercial and agricultural financing transactions, bankruptcy and workouts, banking and the Uniform Commercial Code. He frequently lectures on bankruptcy, financing and banking, loan documentation and Uniform Commercial Code issues.

Steve is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and served on its Board of Directors and is Past Chair of its UCC Committee. He is a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy. He is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association, the American Bar Association (ABA) and the ABA’s Uniform Commercial Code Committee, Commercial Financial Services Committee, Subcommittee on Agricultural and Agri-Business Finance (former chairperson from 1987 to 1994) and the Task Force on Revision to Article 9 of the UCC Relating to Agricultural Financing (Chair).

Steve is included in the Great Plains Super Lawyers (© 2013) list for his work in Banking Law. Since 1989, Steve has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, and Financial Service Regulation Law. He is listed in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (© 2013) for his work in financial transactions. In 2009, Steve was designated by Best Lawyers in America as the Banking Law Lawyer of the Year and in 2011 as the Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year.

From 1985 to 1990, Steve was an Adjunct Professor of Law of Bankruptcy and Reorganization for Creighton University School of Law. He has served as an instructor for the American Bankers Association School for Agricultural Bankers and the Agricultural Lenders Institute (Fresno, CA). He was a member of the Iowa State University Czech Republic Task Force in 1993. In 2001, he led a team which consulted the government of Thailand on the development of commercial finance laws. He is the author of numerous articles that have appeared in local, regional and national publications, including the Creighton Law Review, the Oklahoma Law Review, the Journal of Agricultural Lending, the Journal of Agricultural Taxation & Law and committed to various sections of Collier Bankruptcy Practice Guide.


  • Creighton University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1976
  • Indiana State University, M.S., Speech Communication, 1973
  • Indiana State University, B.S., Political Science, 1972

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • ABA’s Commercial Financial Services Committee, Subcommittee on Agricultural and Agri-Business Finance
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Risk Management Association

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Nebraska, 1976

1700 Farnam Street | Suite 1500 | Omaha, NE 68102 | 402.344.0500